The Vancooper model displayed fits the Vancouver
bylaw requirements for 3 laying
hens (12 square feet of coop
space and ~30 in the pen). The
coop sits atop a 4-foot by
8-foot pen, which provides
adequate roaming space for your
hens, while keeping them
protected with 1/2-inch wire
mesh. Accommodations can easily be made for more hens, or you can consider this their "base camp" and give them additional roaming space with some chicken wire and wooden stakes.
To clean the pen or tend to
the chickens, the top is hinged.
An access door at the front
allows for easy cleaning, while
an egg door at the side gives
access to the laying box that
the hens share. Hens descend
from a trap door to access the
pen from the coop.
The Vancooper comes as a DIY construction kit, a quick assembly kit, or fully installed and ready for chickens.
Choose from three options:
The Vancooper supreme (14-piece kit): about 1 hour assembly, plus some digging (one foot down around the perimeter).
The Vancooper supreme fully installed: Coop is delivered (in and around Vancouver), assembled, and mesh is buried for pest protection.
The mini coop
A mobile chicken pen with a nest box. Fits a 4'x8' raised garden bed, or call me for a custom size. Cover it with plastic and it becomes a seasonal greenhouse. When not in use, the mini coop folds into a stack of panels that can easily be stored.
To order a
Vancooper, please fill out the form at right.